The Alkaline Chef
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About Alkaline Lifestyle

Almost all foods that we eat, after being digested, absorbed, and metabolized, release either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into blood. Grains, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish, cheese, milk, and salt all produce acid, so the introduction and dramatic rise in our consumption of these foods meant that the typical Western diet became more acid-producing. Consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables decreased, which further made the Western diet acid-producing.

Our blood is slightly alkaline, with a normal pH level of 7.365. The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our diet should reflect this pH level (as it did in the past) and be slightly alkaline. Proponents of alkaline diets believe that a diet high in acid-producing foods is disrupts this balance and promotes the loss of essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium, as the body tries to restore equilibrium. This imbalance is thought to make people prone to illness.

Why Do People Try Alkaline Diets?

According to some alternative practitioners, the shift to an acid-producing diet is the cause of a number of chronic diseases. Some practitioners recommend the alkaline diet if a person has the following symptoms and other illnesses have been ruled out.

  • Lack of energy
  • Excessive mucous production
  • Nasal congestion
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Anxiety, nervousness, irritability
  • Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts
  • Headache...

Although conventional doctors do believe that increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables and reducing one's intake of meat, salt, and refined grains is beneficial to health, most conventional doctors do not believe that an acid-producing diet is the foundation of chronic illness. In conventional medicine, there is evidence, however, that alkaline diets may help prevent the formation of calcium kidney stones, osteoporosis, and age-related muscle wasting.

 

                                             TESTIMONIALS

 

 

 "I would enthusiastically recommend Andrea, the healthy food chef, to anyone who loves excellent food and certainly anyone battling challanging health issues. I frequently recommend my clients to Andrea and watch in amazement as those "sick and tired"  people transform into vibrant, energetic individuals. She has a deep understanding of nutrition and turns healthy foods into gastronomic delights.
  I for one , would happily travel long distances for a taste of Andrea's food!"
 
                                       Barbara Choudhuri
                                Nutritional Analyst , Author


 

Andrea has a wonderful ability to help others find the joy in living a healthy life.  She makes it simple and easy with her amazing cooking and creative recipes that she prepares right within your own home!  I am amazed at the difference in my well being and energy level, both physically and emotionally, from just eating the healthy food .  Because the food is so tasteful  even my toddler comes back for seconds.  Andrea is very knowledgeable and has helped educate me in how to maintain my health through a proper diet that is alkaline in nature.  She is a delight to work with and I can't thank her enough for all that she has done for me.   

                                                         Jennifer Strohman
                                                         Child-Psychologist



"Mind body and spirit together Andrea is keen with balancing and attuning your soul. Her touch on well being is a gift through her delicious alkaline food for the body. Also with every aspect of  your life. She takes the time and heart to improve for a richer life."
      
                                      Madison  Mary Walls
                                 Actress - A Number's Game




"I have had the pleasure of knowing Andrea for several years now, and she has helped me to improve my health with her alkaline diet. I feel healthier and more energized after following her suggestions and changing my eating habits. I would recommend Andrea not only because she is a great chef and nutritionist but also she is an amazing  person who understood my unique needs and tailored my meals to better suit my hectic lifestyle. But most of all Andrea is personable and easy to work with"

                                    Mona Banerji
                                      Attorney

Meeting Andrea has really changed my life.  I had a lot of problems and pains with my digestive system and eating out everyday did not help me at all.  Andrea prepared a diet specific for my condition and I began to heal.  I felt so much better within and out.  I started having more energy and I overall started feeling much better.  Andrea has given me a healthy life.  She is so helpful and so easy to talk to about any ailments that one may have.  I thank God everyday that I met Andrea because she is an angel that has healed me from the pains and problems I had with my digestive system.  Proper nutrition is essential for leading a healthy, young, fulfilled life and I feel that now.  The food is so delicious and as an added bonus it is 100% healthy and prepared right in your own kitchen.  Thank you so much Andrea!!

                                    Jack Gibson
                                     Actor - Business Owner




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